Life June 07, 2011

Going west – Off to NDC again

It's time for NDC, the awesome Norwegian Developers Conference, again. This time around I'll be giving a presentation myself.

In a couple of hours me and Emil Cardell will board a flight that will take us to Oslo where we’ll attend NDC 2011. This will be the third time attending the conference for both of us. Different this year is that we’re not just attending but going as speakers which makes the trip even more exciting.

When we first went there in 2009 we hardly knew anyone and we felt like we were the only swedes there (actually Andreas Öhlund was there, but we didn’t know him at the time). In 2010 we visited some Norwegian business colleagues and there were more swedes attending. This year it’s almost as if Sweden is invading Norway. Apart from me and Emil, Stefan Forsberg and Christian Westman from Valtech is coming as well. And so is friends like Ted Nyberg, Fredrik Haglund, a couple of people from EPiServer, a couple of SOLR-gurus that I’ve worked closely with lately and a bunch of other cool people. Of course, since me and Emil have been evangelizing the conference ever since we first went in 2009 we take all the credit for this Winking smile

Anyhow, I’m really looking forward to four great days in Oslo, learning a lot and meeting friends, new and old. As for the agenda I’ve learned from previous conferences that it’s usually between the sessions that the most interesting things happen so I don’t think my ambition will be to attend as many sessions as I can but rather focus on the ones that really interest me. With that said, the conference is so packed with interesting sessions that it will be hard to find slots where I can skip going to sessions and just hang out (and write some code).

Some of the sessions that I’m especially looking forward to is Gojko Adzic’s who talks about specifications in agile projects and whose talks at Öredev last year was just awesome. I’m also looking forward to Scott Bellware’s talk about “Writing Executable Specifications: BDD and Context Specification”, a subject that interests me a lot, especially since I started using MSpec extensively.

If you’re attending NDC and work with, or plan to work with, EPiServer, be sure to attend my session about Progressive EPiServer Development on the last day.

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Joel Abrahamsson

Joel Abrahamsson

I'm a passionate web developer and systems architect living in Stockholm, Sweden. I work as CTO for a large media site and enjoy developing with all technologies, especially .NET, Node.js, and ElasticSearch. Read more


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